The Calgary Flames have given former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson a professional tryout contract (PTO) to come to camp and vie for a spot on the Flames roster, the team announced on Thursday.
The 28-year-old defenseman missed all but three games last season due to injury.
He’s a veteran of 230 NHL games with seven goals and 60 assists.
Wilson will be competing for a spot on a Flames blue line that had some depth issues last year and statistical concerns about their ability to repeat their success from last year. However, they made a huge addition by acquiring Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton and getting Mark Giordano inked to a big extension.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 4, 2015
Lots of familiar names are taking PTOs this season. Keep up with all the tryout contracts with The Hockey Writers’ 2015 PTO Tracker.
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